Under a new program, Constant Aviation is offering Legacy 600 and 650 owners an upfront flat rate for major inspections and a price cap for discrepancies the MRO finds during the inspection, excluding landing gear and corrosion repair. The not-to-exceed pricing program will limit the customer’s out-of-pocket expense for common issues encountered during the inspection.
“I’ve heard from several Legacy operators who were drawn in by other MROs with ultra-low initial inspection quotes only to get unreasonable discrepancy bills after the inspection,” said Constant Aviation executive v-p of sales Jay Rizzo. “That’s not fair to the customer, and it shows a lack of major inspection knowledge on the part of the MRO.”
Rizzo noted Constant Aviation’s experience as a 24-year-old Embraer Authorized Service Center and familiarity with the Legacy airframe as the reasons behind offering the program. “That drove us to sit down with the customer prior to beginning work and give them an accurate estimate of the inspection and discrepancy costs,” he explained.
Constant Aviation has more than 2.2 million hours of overall maintenance experience on the Legacy. It has completed thirty 144-month inspections on the Legacy 600 and 650 and expects high demand in the future for those inspections. More than 25 Legacy aircraft in operation worldwide will be coming due for the 144-month inspection in the next four years, according to Constant Aviation.
This summer, Constant Aviation successfully performed its first 144-month inspection under the new program. It expects to expand the program to include 48- and 96-month inspections on the Legacy 600 and 650.